Scratch Builds: Modifying and Building Heads with Wikkid: Building a Face From Scratch

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  1. Wikkid

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    Building a face from scratch (Styrene comic book edition):

    Find a head that's in rough scale to the project:

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    Throw together a quick sketch or even get a print off of the characters face:

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    We cut a piece of styrene to the size of the face we are going to build. This one's a little bigger than the factory mold:

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    Draw out the face as a guideline. He totally looks like Torq:

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    Bend the face ever so slightly to keep it from looking like it was run over:

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    Begin by slicing out the cheek structure (seen from the bottom):

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    Cheek structure from the front:

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    Drill out the corners of the eyes:

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    Cut the remainder of the eyes out with a razor knife. The open at the top of the face for simplicity sake. We'll fill that in later:

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    Glue the face to a backing plate:

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    Mask of the cheeks to keep them from being sanded in the next step:

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    Using sand paper, slope the upper part of the face back:

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    Mask everything BUT the cheeks now and work them into the upper face using sandpaper:

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    And that's what we have at this point:

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